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Research Associate position for experimental-numerical analysis of fatigue crack growth in residual stress modified additive manufactured samples; Lüneburg

Leuphana University of Lüneburg stands for innovation in education and scholarship based on the values of a humanistic, sustainable and entrepreneurial university. The collaborative search for knowledge and viable solutions in the areas of education, culture, sustainability as well as management and entrepreneurship defines the university model with its award-winning College, Graduate School and Professional School. Methodological diversity and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize our academic understanding.

Leuphana University of Lüneburg (foundation under public law), Institute of Product and Processinnovation, has a vacancy for a full-time (100 %)

Research Associate (m/f/d) (salary group EG 13 TV-L)

for a fixed term for three years. The opportunity for further scientific qualification (i.e. PhD) is given and an active shaping of the research project is desired.

Your tasks:

  • Responsible working in the DFG-funded research project "Experimental and numerical investigation of the fatigue crack growth behaviour of residual stress-modified additive manufactured aluminium samples".
  • Conducting research and preparing publications of high quality publications
  • Conducting experiments on wire-based laser metal deposition, laser shock peening, and fatigue crack growth (at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon)
  • Determination of mechanical and microstructural properties
  • Conducting process simulations for laser metal deposition and laser shock peening
  • Experimental analysis and simulation of fatigue crack propagation

Your profile:

  • Completed academic university degree in the field of mechanical engineering, materials science or comparable (Master's degree or equivalent)
  • Ability to work scientifically
  • Experience in the use of simulation tools and programming languages, especially the finite element method and Python
  • Experience in additive manufacturing is advantageous
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in English, additional knowledge in German is advantageous
  • Team player, motivation and engagement
  • Willingness to cooperate with non-university research institutions

We offer:

  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours
  • Internal and external CPD courses
  • University sports and health promotion measures for employees
  • Employer-funded pension

If you have any questions regarding the content of the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Benjamin Klusemann via email.

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering heterogeneity among its staff. Disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be given priority consideration. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Deadline for applications is 30.05.2021.

For details on how to apply, please see the official announcement on the website of Leuphana University of Lüneburg:

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